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Details for catalytic activity
Gene ontology ID
GO:0003824
Definition
Catalysis of a biochemical reaction at physiological temperatures. In biologically catalyzed reactions, the reactants are known as substrates, and the catalysts are naturally occurring macromolecular substances known as enzymes. Enzymes possess specific binding sites for substrates, and are usually composed wholly or largely of protein, but RNA that has catalytic activity (ribozyme) is often also regarded as enzymatic
References
1. ISBN 0198506732
2. Wikipedia: Enzyme
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